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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Nan - Watch

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Sail - Tare

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Commissioned 19 June 1918
  • Sold 9 May 1921 to Gordon S. Orme of New Orleans, LA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
  • Length 110'
  • Beam 14' 8.75"
  • Draft 5' 8"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-288 84k 8 June 1917
    SC-288, SC-289, and SC-290 during construction at Puget Sound Navy Yard, WA
    National Archives photo
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-288 195k Line drawings by A. D. Baker, III from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    SC-288 122k
    Kangaroo 96k In port, possibly at Key West, Florida, circa 1918-1919. USS SC-297 and USS SC-290 are in the background
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100657
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 20 November 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS James H. Todd, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-290
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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